[Square & Compasses]

A Busy Man Makes Time For Masonry

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From: "k tucker" <kevinat59@hotmail.com>
To: masonry-ask@mit.edu
Subject: Yet another message on one day classes.
Date: Sat, 07 May 2005 12:37:22 -0600

Dear Bro. Dryfoos.

I hope it's not presumptuous of me to address you this way as I have not yet taken my EA degree. I have, in fact only submitted my application and met with the investigating committee. They will vote on my application in the next few days and so if I have overstepped please forgive me.

The point of this letter is to comment, as an applicant, on the one-day classes. I have spent several hours pouring over the information on your site and have found that my first instincts were well founded on the one-day classes. My opinion is that I would not wish to participate in one.

The individuals whom I approached regarding applying for the degrees told me that what I was about to experience was part of the foundation of the brotherhood. That I would be able to look at each of the other members of my lodge and realize that they had gone through each and every thing that I was experiencing. I still don't know what they mean by that but I am looking forward to finding out on the 18th of this month.

As children many of us were told that if you have to work for something you hold it more dear than if it is just handed to you. I have found this to be very true throughout my life and expect no less in this new endeavor. I expect and look forward to sweating a little to earn my degrees. Should I find that one of my lodge brothers is a product of these one-day classes I shall not look down on him, I may however harbor a small amount of pity for him. He will have missed out on what I anticipate being one the greatest experiences of my life.

In regards to being busy let me add the following biographical information. I am a correctional officer and work 12 hour days. I have a wife and two small children and my wife and I are both attempting to complete our bachelor's degrees. I take 12 hours of classes per term minimum to meet my financial aide requirements. I am NOT too busy to earn my way in freemasonry.

If I offend I beg forgiveness for this is only the opinion of the uninitiated.

Kevin Tucker


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